Glendale police recommend charge for classmate who supplied murder-suicide gun
PHOENIX — A teenager who supplied the gun used in a murder-suicide at a Glendale, Arizona, high school could get charged in the case, according to Glendale Police.
Police said 15-year-old Dorothy Dutiel, the suspect in the Independence High School shooting, got the gun from a classmate, after telling him she needed the handgun for protection.
The classmate, who has not been identified, said he gave her a family-owned gun without his parent’s permission.
The classmate could be indicted with a felony charge for gifting a firearm to a minor, police said. The charge will not be submitted until all the evidence is examined.
The murder-suicide left Dutiel and 15-year-old May Kieu dead, after their bodies were found on the school’s campus with a single gunshot wound. The gun was found nearby, along with a suicide note.
Police said the families of both victims do not want to prosecute the teenager.